Monthly Reflection – March 2018 – ‘The Cross… is the way to Salvation’

Every person carries a different cross in life. This cross can easily burden a person’s life. For certain people the cross means only something negative such as a particular experience, loss of a dear family member or friend, being homeless, being a sick person, being a drug addict.

The cross in itself is not something pleasant to have and live with. The cross has another dimension in it which every person needs to discover. The Cross… is the way to Salvation. Jesus died on the Cross to bring Salvation to all people, to all nations.

It is not easy to accept the cross in life. But, it is possible to live the cross through the grace and love of Jesus. This is possible through a personal relationship with Jesus. A relationship that overcomes any cross in one’s life, a relationship that focus on Salvation.

By truly living the cross through His grace, a person can show the love of Christ to other people. This can be done by appreciating someone who visits you while being sick or receiving a phone call for encouragement. A homeless person can give a smile to a person providing food or clothes. The cross is an opportunity to receive hope, love, care, comfort, material goods from other persons and also for the person carrying the cross to reciprocate through prayer, a smile and thanking the other person.

The strength to carry a cross is only through Jesus. One is to trust in Him, have hope in Him, and to always remember that the Cross… is the way to Salvation.

In Unity

George Calleja – Malta
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Monthly Reflection – February 2018 – ‘Draw your strength from His love’

In today’s world one hears a lot of people who are not at peace with their lives. For different reasons they struggle to find happiness, to be happy, to appreciate of what they have… their lives seem to be falling apart.

It is unfortunate what these people pass through and how difficult their lives could be. These people need to know of a reality which they might have missed in their lives… an opportunity to really be a happy person, to be able to appreciate the things which one has and above all to live a life in peace.

From my experience, I describe life in four simple words… ‘To be with Jesus’. Since I have been with Jesus, that is of changing my life and following Him… my life has become different.

Like anyone else, I do face different problems in life, but the fact that I am with Jesus, I have built this personal relationship with Him, while the problems of life are overcome through His cross. In return I experience happiness, peace and appreciate everything in life, even when facing different problems and difficulties.

The secret to be with Jesus, is that every day I draw my strength through His love. This is achieved through prayer, listening to His Word, receiving the Eucharist, meditating upon His Word, and above all by loving my neighbour.

So, let go of all the worldly things. Follow Him and draw your strength through His Love.

In Unity

George Calleja – Malta
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Monthly Reflection – January 2018 – ‘Be encouraged’

Over the years I have met many people who feel that they are not worthy of God’s love. For some reason, these people might have passed through a difficult experience in their lives, with the consequence of not experiencing Jesus in a personal way.

On many occasions over these years I remember these people and share a prayer for them. My simple prayer for these people is that they receive the grace from God, to turn to Him, and experience His Son Jesus in a personal way. All I want to say to these people is ‘Be encouraged’  for God loves you in a personal way.

Every person is worthy to be loved by God, to experience His love, to experience Jesus in a personal way. All sinners are to go to Jesus… that means all of us! Jesus is waiting for us to take us to the loving Father and be embraced by Him and feel His comfort… His forgiveness.

The reason for sharing this, is because I have experienced Jesus in a personal way, and He has accepted me as I am, He cleansed me, He moulded me and through Jesus I also experienced the Father, the Holy Spirit… the Trinity.

So, ‘Be encouraged’, let go of the past, let go of sin, and follow Jesus. I am sure you will not be disappointed… but will be a fulfilled person through His love.

In Unity

George Calleja – Malta
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Monthly Reflection – December 2017 – ‘This Christmas… Jesus wants to be in our heart’

Christmas is here once again. Another year has nearly ended. During this year, everybody lived different experiences. Experiences that brought happiness to our lives. Experiences that brought sadness to our lives. Experiences that could have increased our faith in the loving Father, or experiences that affected negatively our faith.

This Christmas… Jesus wants to be in our heart. No matter what experiences we have lived through during this year, Jesus always loves us in a personal way and wants to be in our heart. This Christmas… Jesus wants to give each one of us a special gift… the gift of forgiveness, of reconciliation, of peace.

This gift, is for all mankind. This gift, is for all of society. If each person had to really practice forgiveness and reconciliation, peace will reign. There would be peace in our families, at our work place, within the political environment, peace between different religions… there would be peace in the world.

For peace to take place in the world, Jesus is required to be in our hearts. Jesus wants to live in our hearts. Jesus in our hearts would make the person filled with love, with comfort… filled with happiness. If only, every person would accept this gift from Jesus of being in our heart… society would resemble paradise.

This Christmas… let Jesus be in your heart.

In Unity

George Calleja – Malta
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Monthly Reflection – November 2017 – ‘We are to live like Mary’

Mary, the mother of Jesus, wept upon seeing her Son dying on the Cross. Mary, embraced that particular moment of suffering, of seeing Her Son covered in blood, dead, but knowing that the Cross would bring the Salvation to all humanity.

In her suffering, Mary, as a mother accepted the will of the Father, that of being the Mother of Jesus. In her silence, she suffered, but that suffering was ‘nothing’, knowing that Salvation was only possible through the Cross… the Cross that reaped the joy of Salvation.

Today, Mary is still with us. We are to imitate Mary in our lives, to bring that source of love, comfort and forgiveness which Mary presented to the world in a humble way, and to give it to society.

We are to present Mary, through our life, in our families, at school, at university, at our workplace, in parliament, and wherever we are and with whomever we are with. Mary is to be present in our society, by presenting Jesus as the Saviour of humanity.

As much as we are to know Jesus in a personal way, so to show us the way to Salvation, we are also to know Mary in our lives. Discovering Mary, is discovering the treasure of love. Her love was of doing the will of the Father, not only of being the Mother of Jesus… but of being the Mother of all humanity.

Today, Mary, wants us to return to Jesus. Today, Mary, is praying for humanity… for our society. Today, we are to live like Mary.

In Unity

George Calleja – Malta
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Monthly Reflection – October 2017 – ‘What are you doing with your talents?’

Have you ever wondered what talents you have? The different talents one has are very important for society. Why is this?

The reason is that society is in need of listening to the Word of God, of seeing people loving their neighbour and proclaiming the Good News and to bring peace to all. The different talents one has are there to be used in a creative way for the good of mankind from which society will surely benefit.

Christians, here have an important part to play in life. God gave each human being special talents. Christians have a special grace and responsibility to use such talents not only for the benefit of oneself, but for the whole of society. These talents are there to be used to bring peace, hope, comfort to society and above all to evangelize, that is to bring Christ to all the nations.

The Parable of the Bags of Gold (Matthew 25:14-30) is all about that. How are we using our talents? Do we find time to use our talents to proclaim the Good News? Are we taking initiatives to develop our talents further and let God to use us as His instrument to bring forth His love to all nations?

In my opinion, we really should think about our own talents and how we are using them for the benefit of society. I think we spend too much time blaming society for the problems and different difficult situations one has to live with. How about as Christians and other people of good faith, to take up the challenge to use their talents for the benefit of society. This way society can be a better place to live in, once God is more accepted and followed by the people.

Our talents, which God has trusted us with, are of a great need to society. So, what are you doing with your talents?

In Unity

George Calleja – Malta
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Monthly Reflection – September 2017 – ‘In the image of God’

Have you ever heard that man is in the image of God? When I heard this for the first time and I pondered about the meaning of it, I really could see how much God loves me in a personal way. God loves me so much that he made me in His own image.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 6 verse 355 explains that, ‘God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them.” Man occupies a unique place in creation: (I) he is “in the image of God”; (II) in his own nature he unites the spiritual and material worlds; (III) he is created “male and female”; (IV) God established him in his friendship.’

Furthermore, verse 357 explains that, ‘Being in the image of God the human individual possesses the dignity of a person, who is not just something, but someone. He is capable of self-knowledge, of self-possession and of freely giving himself and entering into communion with other persons. And he is called by grace to a covenant with his Creator, to offer him a response of faith and love that no other creature can give in his stead.’

The above are powerful words that really helps me in my faith and to follow Christ. Christ loves me just the way I am. He loves me for whom I am. His love for me is so great that He wants this personal relationship with me. I am to freely give myself to Him, just the way I am… for I am in the image of God.

Being in His image, I have realised that what is important in my life is to love Him… to love my neighbour… to be who I am by giving myself to others, through the love and grace of God.

Being in the image of God, through His love and grace, I am called to bring His joy and peace to others. I am called to be an instrument of love where there is hatred, to help the poor and needy, to comfort those who are burdened.

I have realised that accepting myself of being in the image of God, I have become a fulfilled person and experience His love. You are also in the image of God.

In Unity

George Calleja – Malta
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